Sensex trading above 20K level on fresh buying
The operators feel lower oil subsidy burden will improve government's finances after it allowed PSU oil manufacturing companies to change diesel prices by a small margin from time to time.
Sustained capital inflows from foreign funds also boosted the market sentiment.
The BSE-30 share index, Sensex, resumed higher at 20,038.67 and moved up further to 20,126.55 before quoting 20,086.62 points at 1030 hrs.
It showed a net gain of 122.59 points or 0.61 per cent from its last close.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 564.20 crore yesterday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
The NSE 50-share index, Nifty, also moved up by 31.55 points or 0.52 per cent quoting 6,070.15 at 1030 hrs.
Major gainers were - ONGC (7.97 per cent), Maruti (3.44 pc), Gail India (3.07 pc), Coal India (1.57 pc), SBI (1.48 pc), Cipla (1.25 pc) and Hindalco (1.19 pc).
Asian stocks also rose after economic reports in the world's two largest economies, the US and China, beat estimates.
Key benchmark indices in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea rose by 0.36 to 2.56 per cent.
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GLOBAL MARKETS ROUND UP
Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange rose 0.36 percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index, excluding Japan was up 0.51 percent.
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